The Forest of New People – Thom Connors

When winter comes to Vakning Forest, nothing changes. The evergreens, packed tightly together, don’t wilt or become bare. Nor does the smell fade. As the winter deepens, the snow covers the canopy like a blanket, and the scent of pine needles and pine cones follows the only path worn out of the darkness. Outside the forest, where the path begins, is the cottage of Abi and Odo Tremord. It has a red roof, brown walls, …

A question for Thom Connors

Q: Do you make art other than prose? What kind, and how is it different?

A: In what now feels like another lifetime, I was a musician. I was that kid in school who wrote lyrics in class, and read when the teacher was speaking, and for most of my late teens and early twenties, I played shows regularly. In retrospect, it was the lyric writing that I enjoyed the most. That realisation is what pushed me into prose, then flash fiction, then short stories, and novels. While I still compose music and sing along to Taylor Swift in the car, I don’t do shows anymore. But, I don’t really know how to describe the difference between playing in front of a few hundred, or thousand, people and having a story come out. Can they be compared? In terms of writing them, songs are bursts of creativity and emotion. Stores require more planning, and definitely more time.


Thom Connors’ story “The Forest of New People” was
published on Friday, 13 July 2018.

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About Thom Connors

Thom Connors writes from his Macbook where the ‘ ‘ key is missing. This means that he refuses to use wors with the letter ‘ ‘, wherever possible. As such, talking of his love for ‘ark fantasy tends to result in laughter. Thom’s longer works tend towards the fantasy fiction, while his shorter pieces are often general fiction.


Thom Connors’ story “The Forest of New People” was
published on Friday, 13 July 2018.

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